Do Natural Remedies Work for Varicose Veins?

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The symptoms of varicose veins vary significantly from one patient to another. Mild symptoms include a dull ache or ‘heaviness’ of the leg, right through to more severe symptoms such as swelling in the legs and ankles, extreme pain, fatigue or changes in skin colour. If you’re looking for some relief from your varicose vein…

The 4 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins are unfortunately common – in industrialised countries such as ours; it is estimated that 41% of women and 24% of men will develop varicose veins by the time they are in their 50s. Many people have unanswered questions about varicose veins. In this article, we’ll address the questions most commonly asked of us…

Get the Right Scan For Your Legs

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If we were to ask you how you would know if you have varicose veins, your first intuitive answer would probably be, “Well, I’d look in a mirror.” Right? Well, as it turns out, this intuitive answer could be wrong.   You can probably see superficial (close to the surface of the skin) varicose veins…

7 Leg Exercises for Long Haul Flights

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If you already have varicose veins, or you are at risk of developing them, then long haul travel can pose additional health concerns. When you’re not moving, neither is your blood, and this can cause blood clots to form. If you’re traveling for longer than 5 hours it is recommended that you perform the below…

New Year, New Legs

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Hello and welcome to our first blog post for 2017! For most of us, January is proving to be an absolute scorcher and it is way too hot to be letting your varicose veins hold you back from wearing shorts! Many sufferers from varicose veins prefer not to wear shorts or clothes that expose their…

Does Being Overweight Lead To A Greater Chance Of Developing Varicose Veins?

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In a nutshell, yes. In this blog post, we’ll explain why it is more common for overweight and obese people to develop varicose veins, and how you can best prevent, detect and treat them. Extra Weight Places Extra Stress on the Circulatory System. The latest statistics from the ABS National Health Survey 2014-2015 show some…

5 Common Questions Men Ask About Varicose Vein Treatment

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Men are almost as likely as women to develop varicose veins, however the disease is often thought of as a cosmetic issue which only effects women. If you’re just starting to research varicose veins, these 5 common questions men ask about varicose veins might help you understand what to expect when you have treatment. Find…

Types of Varicose Veins Treatments

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Less than a decade ago, varicose vein treatment was limited to stripping and in-hospital procedures. In today’s modern medical world there are many types of varicose vein treatment options available, from laser to superglue. Let’s take a look at each –   Types of Varicose Vein Treatments: One of the most popular treatments is a…

VenaSeal: The Safe and Effective Alternative To Thermal Ablation

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Varicose veins symptoms cause a significant amount of distress – you may be familiar with the burning, throbbing and itching associated with problematic veins. Years ago, the only option for varicose vein treatment was surgical, vein stripping. Today, advances in technology mean we have non-surgical treatment alternatives. Over the past twenty years, vein specialists have…

3 Simple Benefits of Treating Varicose Veins

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There are many benefits to seeking out varicose vein treatment, from symptom relief such as swelling, aching and throbbing pain, to prevention of more serious health issues like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots. However, there are also many emotional and mental health benefits which should be considered: Improved Self Confidence Low self-confidence can…

Why Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

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Painful varicose veins Pain associated with varicose veins is often described as a “dull ache,” sometimes accompanied by throbbing, itching, and general discomfort. Common side effects of such pain include tiredness, lack of energy and feelings of “heaviness” in the legs. For most patients who experience painful varicose veins, the symptoms are aggravated by inaction…

Why Vein Health is Important for Professional Drivers

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Professional drivers and leg pain Professional drivers and long-haul truck drivers are at an increased risk of experiencing leg aches and pains. For anyone who is sitting all day, good circulation in the feet and legs is not just a comfort, it’s a necessity. Strong and functional lower limb health is your essential, inbuilt and…

Treatment for Aching Varicose Veins

Treatment for Aching Varicose Veins

Treatment for Aching Varicose Veins: Patient Outcomes Varicose Veins 1. Patient came to The Vein Institute after suffering for years with swollen and aching legs due to varicose veins. Treatment: A combination of Endovenous Laser Ablation and foam sclerotherapy treatments, over 2 sessions. The result: Mild pigmentation can be seen over the left calf, this…